NEW YORK -- Oil fell 2 percent Friday as traders fretted that jobs aren't growing fast enough in the U.S. to significantly boost demand for fuel.
On the New York Mercantile Exchange:
_ Benchmark oil closed down $1.83 to $89.88 per barrel.
_ Natural gas gave up a penny to end at $3.396 per 1,000 cubic feet.
_ Heating oil fell 3 cents to $3.16 per gallon.
_ Wholesale gasoline gained a tenth of a penny to settle at $2.95 per gallon.
On the ICE Futures Exchange in London:
Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of oil, lost 56 cents to $112.02.